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Grateful Dead Live at Boston Music Hall on 1973-12-02

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Grateful Dead Live at Boston Music Hall on 1973-12-02




This show has been commercially released as Dick's Picks Vol. 14

Set 1


Cold Rain And Snow

Beat It On Down The Line
Dire Wolf
The Race Is On
Brown Eyed Women
Jack Straw
Ramble On Rose
El Paso
Row Jimmy
Big River
Deal
Weather Report Suite Prelude ->
Weather Report Suite Part ->
Let It Grow

Set 2


Wharf Rat ->
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo ->
Playing In The Band ->
Mind Left Body Jam ->
Jam ->
He's Gone ->
Truckin' ->
Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam ->
Jam Stella Blue
Sugar Magnolia

Encore

Morning Dew


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Boston Music Hall
Location Boston, MA

Source Master Soundboard Reel > Cassette > DAT > CDR
Transferred by Scott Clugston

Notes

There are a few seconds of overlap between Discs 2 and 3

EAC'ed / SHN'ed by Scott Clugston
Circulated 2/01

same info file as previous shn set, but md5s differ; poss reDAE/reshn by unIDed person?; hosted by Mike Lai

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Reviewer: Mind Wondrin - favoritefavoritefavorite - July 11, 2015
Subject: End of 3-day run at the Wang with a notable second set sequence

Most of this show is on Dick's #14 and any show gets attention if it has a Mind Left Body and a Nobody's Fault, but overall it's not a top 10 of '73, and the show two nights before's the best of the run. It's the second set sequence-piece that makes the show notable, and it indeed delivers. Donna skipped this tour and there are some out of tune guitars in places, yet, still...

1st set. Not exactly lively; slowwww tempos. The Beat it on Down the Line-0 (yup, zero!!) dumps into a dirge-like Dire Wolf - if you wanna see why this song needs to be spry. Bobby wasn't very on overall during this run and had vox problems. He really perks when Jer catches fire on Brown-Eyed Women.

2nd Set. Bobby's great in Wharf Rat and the first half of this set is total X-factor. There's a drop-dead segue into Mississippi Uptown. Playin' gets better and better and the jam is unlike the period (very late-70s-ish). This might be the type-example for Mind Left Body. (Into) He's Gone : a little sluggish but check how each player adds something cool. A great Truckin' goes into a Nobody's Fault jam that's bluesy and busy. Jer floats New Speedway but doesn't land it (though he does get the Stella he backed away from earlier). The rest is okay but the Morning Dew that closes the run is even better than the one that opened.

1st Set:  C-
2nd Set: B+
Overall = 3 Stars

Highlights:
Brown-Eyed Women - Jer is the man of the 1st set
Big River - nailed
Wharf Rat>Mississippi>Playin'>MLB>He's Gone>Truckin' - hell of a sequence
Morning Dew - bookend of run

SOURCES: DP14 interrupts the peak-meat with a disc change and misses Big River. The clugston.4733 sounds great.
Reviewer: c-freedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 19, 2015
Subject: They say that when your ship comes in...
I just love the absolute mellowness here.
Rain and Snow opener! A killer Dire Wolf (best version I have heard outside 1970)
"Anything you want to play!!!"Ramble ON Rose
BIG RIVER!!! And short kind DEAL (they are flying high!!!) How beautiful is the WEATHER REPORT
Great vocals, Great jamming.
Let it Grow packs a big punch for 9 minutes!
How can I tell if the band is ON??
How about they are so loose they open with Wharf Rat for Set Two
Might be one of my all time favorite 1/2 steps. Jerry is all over the lyrics with depth, the piano is beautiful. Jerry does strain on the high notes in places but in his prime that is not even an issue here.
When they hit the Rio Grande it is so smooth. What a great climax.
The Rio Grande jam is very nice as well and they just gently roll into 'Playing' as Bobby calls out the time...
Only thing missing here is Donna Jean.
This is a full Space jam inside of P.I.T.B
Mind Left Body Jam -> Jam -> He's Gone ->
Truckin' -> Nobody's Fault But Mine Jam ->
(I like they just jam the Nobodies Fault)
Stella Blue is a very good ballad to pretty much close set two and if you are not a giant puddle already--- 2 encores without leaving the stage
Sugar Mag,
(Man they hang on to the end of Sugar Magnolia for a few long seconds before hitting the SSD.)
Morning Dew.- Freakin' speechless.
What a show!!!
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